SF-F598A4: Brooch

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BOW BROOCH

Unique ID: SF-F598A4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy brooch, Colchester derivative / Polden Hill variant type. Missing spring, pin, rear hook, catchplate; very corroded surfaces. The spring axis bar was held by 7mm wide flaps folded around at the wing terminals, with a rear hook taking the chord. The wings have a single groove at the terminals. The bow is oval in section, tapering to a blunt point; two longitudinal grooves are visible along the centre and there may have been decoration in between these. The stub of the catchplate can be seen to be held in a slot in the bow. Width 31mm, length 56mm. Type as West Stow no. 160 (West 1989, EAA 48, 71).

Class: Colchester-derivative Polden Hill (folded wings)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 70

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56 mm
Width: 31 mm
Weight: 12.92 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2004

Personal details

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Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Wattisham, Suffolk

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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